Community Resources

Neighborhood Statistics

  • Area: 1.066 square miles
  • Population: 18,962
    North Central Population Density: 17,794 people per square mile
    San Mateo Population Density: 8,473 people per square mile
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City & County Resources

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Littering & Dumping

Take the Pledge to Love North Central & join us for a Neighborhood Clean Up Day!

  • (650) 595-3900 Recology
    Schedule free curbside pick ups for bulk items twice a year

  • (650) 522-7300 Public Works
    Report illegal dumping on public property online or clogged storm drain. Request shopping cart retrieval.

  • (650) 522-7150 Code Enforcement
    Report dumping on private property.

  • (888) 886-0766 Report Graffiti
    or download the mySanMateo App (iPhone or Android)

  • FREE toxic drop off at SMC Health (32 Tower Rd) dump your old paint and cleaners, aerosol spray cans, chemicals. Schedule online:

  • Free Mattress Drop-Off @ San Carlos Transfer Station located in the San Carlos Environmental Center333 Shoreway Road, San Carlos
    Monday – Friday: 6:00 am – 6:00 pm, Saturday – Sunday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm


HIP housing is a readily available resource for low-cost housing in San Mateo and helps provide a home for over 1,000 people every year through he property it owns and manages, it’s Home Sharing, Self-Sufficiency, and reverse Mortgage Consumer Counseling programs.

Minor Home Repair Program offers home repairs to improve health and safety, housing accessibility modifications, and energy efficiency retrofit measures to income qualified individuals.



  • Police non-emergency line: (650) 522-7700
  • North Central Lieutenant Ryan Monaghan (Area 2):, (650) 522-7683
  • Sign up for Nixel to receive alerts from City of San Mateo Police
  • Register for SMC ALERT, an alert notification system used to immediately contact you during urgent or emergency situations.
  • Sign up for a FREE Get Ready Disaster Preparedness Class

Your involvement in Neighborhood Watch will directly affect the crime rate of your North Central neighborhood. On average, Neighborhood Watch Blocks are 84% safer than non-Neighborhood Watch Blocks (Department of Justice, 2012). Find out why! Neighborhood Watch Presentation

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